LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies have arrested an attorney they say tried to smuggle heroin and methamphetamine to a gang member in custody.

The Los Angeles Times says a drug-sniffing dog alerted deputies to the drugs on 47-year-old Kenneth Markman Friday at the downtown LA courthouse when he tried to meet with his client in lockup.

Deputies allegedly found 26 balloons containing tar heroin and meth, along with marijuana and syringes.

Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Parker says jailhouse intelligence tipped off deputies to the delivery, which had an estimated value of $30,000.

Markman has been booked on conspiracy to distribute narcotics, transportation of meth and heroin, transportation of narcotics into a custody facility and participation with street gang members in felonious conduct.

Markman is being held on $145,000 bail.

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Comments (9)
  1. Johnny Popp says:

    That is unbelievable that an Attornet At Law would actua;lly Throw his Carreer away and ALL of that Hard Work & Schooling … and for WHAT?

  2. j Y says:

    Wow. Talk about a great delivery service

  3. HollywoodSaint says:

    criminal layer turned layer criminal

  4. wgaf says:

    I would have smuggled those balloons up my aS$ for free.

  5. John says:

    Something must be terribly wrong in that man’s life for him to be involved in such
    a stupid and dangerous activity. Drugs destroy and enslave. From Michael Jackson, to lawyers, kids in high school, and soldiers fighting in the middle east and those on skid row. And for this society to allow the open sale of marijuana is madness. It’s a fact that addictinn to hard drugs usually begins with “casual” use of marijuana. Alcohol,, tobacco,,marijuana and hard drugs involves biliions of dollars and ruined lives. This lawyer is just anther victim.

  6. ILLEGALS says:

    Nice way to end his career. Pretty sure the BAR Association will revoke his License.

  7. WHERE IS IT says:

    WHERE’S the photo??????? I never forget a face….

  8. Leroy says:

    It is true, lawyers are the bottom of society. Beneath killers and rapists,

  9. Storm says:

    May be, just may be he was forced or blackmailed to do this stupid act. Have any one of you considered that to be a possibility? Or all of you Sherlock Holmes just care about making stupid comments from your behind?

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